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I'll be leaving for basic training soon and I was wondering on what I should do as far as storing my guns for a long period of time. They'll be left with my dad but he doesn't really have much time to go out and shoot and I don't see him going much by himself. It will be at least 9 months until they're used again. So is there anything I should do to them if they won't be getting used/cleaned/lubed?



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Pick up a dehumidifier and lube them up good.



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Pick up a dehumidifier and lube them up good.
Yup ^^^^, and good luck in Basic! May the force be with you!
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Yet again.. I agree with Mountain. I can also recommend a storage bag like these; http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shop-accessories-supplies/gun-storage-materials/gun-storage-bags/rifle-shotgun-storage-bag-sku080000823-42749-79038.aspx?mc_id=12000&ch=csh&gdftrk=gdfV21820_a_7 c187_a_7c7313_a_7c080000823_d_080000822_d_11550
I also notice you didn't mention a cabinet or safe (that would help with the dehumidifier) .... It's just as important that your firearms be secure as well as protected in it's environment.

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Oh yeah forgot to mention that. We have a locker. It's in a basement so I'm guessing I'll really need the dehumidifier.

So should I use grease since it's long term?

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Yet again.. I agree with Mountain. I can also recommend a storage bag like these; http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shop-accessories-supplies/gun-storage-materials/gun-storage-bags/rifle-shotgun-storage-bag-sku080000823-42749-79038.aspx?mc_id=12000&ch=csh&gdftrk=gdfV21820_a_7 c187_a_7c7313_a_7c080000823_d_080000822_d_11550
I also notice you didn't mention a cabinet or safe (that would help with the dehumidifier) .... It's just as important that your firearms be secure as well as protected in it's environment.

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Those are pretty nifty, and pricy. I'll probably go with the dehumidifier in the locker.

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There are also these;
http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/gun-storage/gun-cases/bore-stores-long-term-storage-cases-prod1850.aspx
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shop-accessories-supplies/gun-storage-materials/moisture-absorbent-packs/silica-gel-prod56984.aspx

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I'll be leaving for basic training soon and I was wondering on what I should do as far as storing my guns for a long period of time. They'll be left with my dad but he doesn't really have much time to go out and shoot and I don't see him going much by himself. It will be at least 9 months until they're used again. So is there anything I should do to them if they won't be getting used/cleaned/lubed?
of course you could always ship them to me and i will be glad to store them for you!

plenty of oil and dehumidifiers should be adequate for storage.
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of course you could always ship them to me and i will be glad to store them for you!

plenty of oil and dehumidifiers should be adequate for storage.
And what is the likelihood I will see them returned? Lol
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And what is the likelihood I will see them returned? Lol
comepletely 100%! only slightly used though!


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